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Kuwaiti student awarded US patent for teeth straightening device
August 1, 2015, 5:00 pm

A Kuwaiti student studying dentistry at the University of Manchester has been awarded a patent for a teeth straightening device from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The new device makes teeth straightening easier and helps prevent teeth decay and gum diseases, student Ahmad Mohammad Al-Ali said in a press statement on Saturday.

Al-Ali dedicated his invention to the State of Kuwait, hoping it will soon be assessed and promoted on industrial and commercial levels. For his part, acting head of innovation at Kuwait's Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC) Khaled Al-Hassan, hailed the new device.

This is an achievement to add to Kuwait's copious history of innovations and inventions, he said in a statement today. Al-Ali previously won two silver and bronze medals in the International Inventions Exhibition in the Middle East, and participated in scientific forums in Canada, South Africa and Chile. He was chosen as a member in the specialized magazine of the International Association of Dental Students (IADS) based in Geneva. 


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